'Pleasure to have him as part of our club' - Fan favourite hits huge appearance landmark
Rangers fan favourite Clint Hill has passed a remarkable landmark after making his 650th professional appearance in Carlisle United’s 0-0 FA Cup draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
The veteran defender – who became a firm fan favourite during his solitary season at Ibrox with a string of committed performances – has turned out for Tranmere Rovers, Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, Carlisle United, Nottingham Forest, Stoke City and Rangers in a distinguished career.
Carlisle acknowledged the achievement on their official Twitter account ahead of the the third round draw with the Owls at Brunton Park and congratulated the veteran on reaching the landmark
“Congratulations to Clint Hill – amazing stuff and a pleasure to have him as part of our club” Carlisle said on their official Twitter account.
— Carlisle United FC (@officialcufc) January 6, 2018
Hill joined Keith Curle’s side after being the first casualty of now-sacked Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha’s summer clear out at Ibrox and was watched today by a small group of Rangers fans who made the trip to England to cheer on the Scouse defender.
During his time at Ibrox, Hill made 31 appearances and scored a late equaliser in the 1-1 Old Firm draw with bitter rivals Celtic in March under then-interim manager Graeme Murty.
The 39-year-old defender could play on until well into his forties and has impressed in his time with the League Two side after spending much of last summer trying to wi a contract at QPR.
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